Festival Director and Cork native Tom Creed has unveiled the full
programme for Cork Midsummer Festival 2013, an invigorating selection
of theatre, opera, music and visual arts, which will “captivate and
transfix the city” for 10 days from 21st – 30th June.
The Festival tradition of unique events in unexpected places continues
with Mammalian Diving Reflex’s quirky project Eat The Street. In what
promises to be a Festival highlight, some of the best-known
restaurants in Cork will be reviewed by local children in a sweet and
hilarious political commentary on society’s relationship with its
younger citizens. The trend of engaging social commentary continues
this year with 100% Cork presented by internationally renowned
documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll, who have partnered with
trailblazing Irish director Una McKevitt. This unique and innovative
theatre project puts 100 Corkonians, representative of the city’s
social diversity, on the Opera House stage to tell their stories and
paint a portrait of this small but perfectly formed city!
Cork’s diverse music heritage will be evidenced throughout the
festival, with local singer-songwriter Mick Flannery performing a very
special opening night gig in Cork City Hall on Midsummer Night.
Playing throughout the festival, Ray Scannell’s production DEEP, a
reincarnation of Ireland’s home of house music, Sir Henry’s,
celebrates 10 years since the infamous institution closed its doors
Festival Director and Cork native Tom Creed spoke to 96FM Reporter